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August 13, 1927     Arkansas Catholic
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Page Two THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 13, 1927 I-- ii i i , embracing a twenty year period of progress, lwas a religious sentiment :and feeling in thisI BETTER THAN HATE c. The secular clergy in the Diocese in 19071country. It was deep and ardent. It inspiredI -- ; " VIlE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY number twenty-six. The Diocese now has a and helped us through the crisis of our national] Only now, it would seem, arc Of:hewDi ce elCOofN#ittIeEER Ck total of sixty secular priests, of which number, life, just as it helpecl us through the difficulties] ful of World War stories being po tomce all, except about seventeen, received their of our individual lives, lone tells of a German officer t t A k., the or Co gre . ot M rehS, 1879. Seminary training at St John's Seminar The .... + " dier morta d, with raa . " . Y" .......... r ..... the Church at that hme was l . lly wounded an . SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2.00 THE YEAR Seminary came into emstence m 1911, sixteen to appeal to men on a basis of reli i0us ar u-/abandoned on the field of battle. T CItANGE OF ADDRESS " l years ago this September. Last year the Sam- merit: The problem of the rudest ancIthe teach-/was calling for water, of which the When a eha~ge of address is desired the subscriber should give1 the ye e!_ ss.- ...... l inary housed seventy Seminarians and a class er in the Church wa, to show the world at large] had a s4 all quantity. Crawling M~tter lute.dad ft)r pCOti%RatEi~,nPOnND'Irb~e4C~?uardian should reach usI of se~Jen fro1TI the institution was ordained in and convince it that there was but one true/car as quickly as his weakness ta~r~lF,~ laber. eleome.than WednesdaY, the kindness ..... ,ing.of theBrlefclergy ........... n tte '"na eeis e ,-is II June. Church, one authoritative teaching body hold-/wouhl permit, the soldier extended -- ....................... I Twenty years ago there were seventy-three ling inviolate the doctrines of Our Divine Saviour i The other sipped a little of the nn .... ,b,,ut "The Guardian" should be ,Harassed to] Catholic churches in the State oday there are land jealously guarding them at all costs, de- k ssed the hand of his benefactor, (lena. H. llteDer~,ott, flOTWest $cc_ond_ Street. ]one hundred and seven. The Catholic popula- fending them with all skill and arguing always[most with his last breath: ,'Thank OFFm A O aAN I tmn has increased 31% over the twenty years to show that the great proof, of Her Divine b ,e! There'll be no war on the .otto ~klaT~a~r~Got~d~til~atth~ ~fiye[~le ~ngae~rnfes~hehaEilCieo~ne off tLi:tlceuRaeOCokf! A rather surprising nugget of information is[ Origin was to be found in the common ground l Ihe Ave Maria, Notre Dome, India, ' aelkl~t~ Sms~iee and truth and an ardent defender of the religion which ] l ve sO well, I extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope [ derived from the World Almanac of 1927, I of all Christianity, the Word of God Himself, .. ~ t~s Career mar be lol'~g and prosperous. ] z o. B. ORRIS. I where, in the statistics of church membership by ! and that the Sacred Scriptures, the teachings of I PROHIBITION IN OKLAnU Bishop of Little Ro .istates, the Catholic Church membership ranks i the early Fathers and Councils of the Church l " . eta third in Arkansas. represented one harmonious whole of Christian Oklahoma is one of the dryes o. - -- There are seven thousand young people in teaching that presented an incontrovertible Union if we are to believe prohibitS AUGUST 13, 1927 lattendance at forty-six parish and missionl argument for the truth of Her claims, and that But we are more inclined to take schools, seven academies and two colleges; as with these arguments before one, there remain- those who don't mind issuing first- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. t againstl three thousand school children in 1907 I ed only the prayer for Faith and Divine Grace marion. Our iceman wasn't backWl r when the schools numbered twenty-nine," with" to lead men to a haven of safety, in rell~.l~..~'~'~,,~l day in telling us that he wastes. August 15th is the Feast of the Assumptionl one college. Six hundred and seventy-five reli- thought where there would be no more doubt! two at almost every house to clear of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a holy day oflgius women are now engaged in teaching and and no more hesitancy, where there would be I filled with beer before he can institutional work an increase of four hundred peace. I proper chamber. He said that on obligation. o t Twent ears .a o St Jose h's Orl hanage, led There were leaks, defections here and ther;Ifrigeratrs" The other 15 per cent, and twenty-five within the period. But almost unnoticed all this has been chan I per cent of the people keep beer Y Y . g P - - - " . eel,s, ~ , keep other beverages m the , Mass was very likely said for the first time on] barely under way then, had but twenty of God s [ and bit by bit, those who had lost all regard I .......... +hN Kitchen camnet or under the rkansas soil in 1541--the year in which De,little ones. Now, an institution beautiful, it/for the supernatural became emboldened. Theirl . . . tlon is a corking success ----~ entered Arkansas; cares for one hundred and seventy-five I challenges were at first but tentative. Evenl " ' c "" wourier, Oklahoma City. ,:i onmhatory, but step by step they found that In recent years a Protectory for boys was l I ' Mass was celebrated for the first timeestabl'shed The enrollment the past year was the resistance" was weake - and weaker and that] ...... "S Little Rock in the year 1830.The place " save f r h t OOD o Cat ohmty, for the Church of Christ ninety-two. A handsome new building is under 1 recorded to have been in a room over a store construction and will be ready for occupancy there was no one to say no to their advance. I - on Main street just north of second--the site nere is excellent oint to ' in September. They chose a new way too They went into] ............ P ..... to the present Snodgrass and Bracy Drug .......... " . .. wasson s arucm, what It lvlea pany. The priest was Father Donnelly, who Hospitals today number., seven There were nem .................. scnoms ann nails of Umvermtms. IMnn,o ,,, ....... iosue ofth only four in 1907. Last year our hospitals cared ney ooK nem b ts of scmnce, somet mesl ........... f the had been sent to Little :ock from St. Louis. ] for about nine thousand patients, bogus bits. They at first sought v ith all seem_ I aan:::o :e:ill sere The five Mission Hou . b r ing humility to have them harmonized with " ,,.. ' .... ses ut ecently organ- , van rnnv roo~ll trio wo. 1-~*" .,.|l~ It has been said that some people posse ss so | .... " .......... ............ o,'. zed for greater famhty m reaching out-lying Holy Writ. Thin was hypocrisy. They never]+h ........... ....... at s much education and so little knowledge that communities, have proved themselves a decided mean accep any expmnatmn. They had l ............. a .... , blOn in presence oz a , le they find themselves all out of tune with life boon for the advancement of the Church in Ar- no mtentmn of being fmr to Religion. TheY a H-r .... ^-red the ....... ,~ vcttu ~,~n. oH~ ~i~ ~0 and its affairs. ' Yes, and on the other hand, kansas. The record of achievement in the dis- intended to hum hate Chrlstmnity by makmg la chair; he told the P inceton raa there are many more in another class, who i ' t the laughing stock of the world It was not tricts served by our Missionaries tells of Catho- " I when the Princeton man brought possess so much practical and business knowl- , f a new trick The humanists tried it a half thou ard ma " hcs found, who were before unknown and o -I n sat down in it edge, who are so completely attuned to the many returns to the faith, and, demonstrates, sand years ago. They failed. I ..... -'o'" this t say, none wm material affairs of life--and, who likewise are what has long been believed, that there are But the unfortunate thing is that these lthan graduates of the schools so pitif ly lacking in the education of self and many more Catholics in the Diocese than census enemies of Christianity have found their tools though it does seem a little severe the spiritual i.nterior--that they are practically compilations heretofore have revealed, their dupes only too often among those whohr;-1.~., rr~.. ^. ,. ~r....',. ~xl,.+~-o I)~II1 devo] d of the supernatural sense. Of the two Nor does this short resume tell the whole were by virtue of their position supposed to .... s=" classes the fi rmer have a better chance with story It tells not of the strivings, the hopes, protect the Truth of Christ. The clergy repres- IBERAL theLord, according to our best information, the sufferings, the disappointments and the enting the various non-Catholic organizations O' MISSION HOUSE ACTIVITIES The Reverend Fathers at the Mission centers are giving Guardian ,readers some very inter- esting articles each week. Read their contribu- tions, placed under the caption "Mission House Activities." You will enjoy the accounts of their experiences. O KNOW ARKANSAS FIRST By following the slogan, "See America First," the American people have come to appreciate their Country more. It has brought men from East and West, North and South closer together. The millions of tourists combing every part of the United States have done more in the past five years to enlighten the people of this country on points of national value and interest than the newspapers have done in twice that time. The people of Arkansas might well adopt a aimilar slogan: "Know Arkansas First." Ask a tourist from an Arkansas town to tell you about his summer trip, he will tell you all about the Rocky Mountains, the crops in the wheat beit and country around Lake Superior, but he dan tell you very little about his own state, except for what he saw while getting out of it. R is: the old question of 'distance lending en- chantment to the view.' It does not occur to llim that the Ozarks, the foothills of which he can see from his back door, can thrill him with the natural beauty. He does not seem to re lize that he will not find Arkansas weather l otter or Arkansas roads any rustier than on ety per cent of his tour through the great We . better service can be given our" State in her future development than to know harsher p Ple and their problems, her institutions, her crop her natural resources, her mines a qd oil field . .A personal appreciation by Arkansas people of what they have in their State will aid them the better to serve their State and indirect- IY tO: erve themselves; {or the"prosperity of the fmdl ual is largely affected by the prosperity of community. (X) , !~WENTY YEARS AGO AND NOW S0 e very lnterestmg facts can be glea ed ! { . . . . free,he exammatmn of statistics for the Dioc he of Little Rock as printed in the Official Catllo ic Directories of the years 1907 and 1927 God-given courage in the face of powerful odds, of the heroes who have gone before ; it accounts not the fortitude, the zeal, the foresight and the excellent administration of affairs, of those, who, living today, have braved the twenty-years in constant endeavor to place the Church here in that position which she occupies today. It tells us, however, that in a Diocese, wide in ex- tent, where the Catholic population hardly reaches 1.5% of the total population :-/an average of close to churches a year have been built, and the same can be said of schools; two hundred children have been added each year to the school enrollment for the twenty year period; Sis[ers, doing various institutional work, have increased in numbers at the rate of about twenty-one per year. Certainly, these figures tell something worth the telling. Such is progress. Handsomely modeled and well equipped institutions and churches, that are a revelation to the eye of the visitor to our Diocese, bespeak a healthy Catholicity. Ca- tholics of the Diocese, while assuming to them- selves a just measure of cooperative and finan- cial assistance, must, in the main, attribute the advancement, under God, to the spirit and zeal of the chief pastor of the Diocese and of his energetic aides located throughout the State. We should be very thankful to Almighty God for the blessings that have come to us in the Church today and never cease to pray for the continued local progress of the Faith bf Our Fathers. G. 0 THE CHANGING FRONT It is become more than noticeable that the fu- ture of the Church will present a far different problem and perhaps an even more difficult one than any that Religion has faced from the very have but too frequently allowed themselves to be the instruments of a half a hundred move- ments and organizations whose real leaders were shrewd enough to vest themselves with a pharasaical garb, lately known and detested as "Service," "Welfare," "Humanitarianism," "Science," and a dozen other aliases all equally false and misleading. Now they have thrown aside all pretense at religion, except in certain cases, where they fear that the "mob," as they refer to the aver- age intelligent honest man, is not yet ready for There is no doubting public needs to be stimulated and made ever, through an appealing have all the respect in the Cross, but very many people tion automatically and are prone to it needs constant assistance. During the closing of the war, Americans work of relief among the children Belgium, the destitute of Germany the starving crowds of Russia, seems to have stirred everybody the full meaning of it,, F complished, by dint of generous -- .......=-- - 'I task of rescue which otherwise woU l fled workers. It is time to begin EDITORIAL BROADCASTN Iperhaps we have similar situation in .... _ -=: ........ _-: :- _-_-_ .... _ _---"t__.]len Louisiana. Certainly one maY from President Coolidge in his syl EXPOSING FALSE REASONING there should have come some "About half the illiterates in North Dakota \ are Indians, most of whom are over 60 years old and unable to speak English." Dalton Citizen. If North Dakota were in a Catholic country the Catholic Church would be blamed by many for such a situation, but not by the Citizen. The Laymen's Bulletin, A gusta, Georgia. O' BEGETTING THE EXPERT CRIMINAL What is training without God, without morals? What is education without moral training, without character training, without the belief in an Almighty God, without the be- lief in a personal responsibility to this God in an after life? To look only after the physical welfare of our future citizens, without culti- vating their souls, fosters weak-willed charac- ters who become easy prey to passion which, aided by onesided intelligence, begets the ex- beginning. Within the lifetime of most young pert criminal, the monster criminal. Daily men there has been a radical change here in American Tribune, Dubuque, Iowa. America. Twenty-five years and less, haveI seen the mental attitude of America swervet A PERPETUAL GUIDE violently in matters religious. AverY few years! ago, and America, while far from drawing closel In the absence of any recognized guide to to Catholic ideas"and Catholic thought did have tmodern literature, Catholics always have their a religious consciousness. The people of thelconscience and the teachings of their,faith to United States were as a.whole religious pebple.I fa:ll back upon. For the C holic renderthere By religmus is meant that they formally!should be no easy acquiescence to strange recognized the necessity, of Religign :intheir.ithe.ori s:Ofdife dubious standards of: C6 - lives and for thg .:m0st part professed;:it, even if ; dtlct, that look so attractive on the p inte:d page: at times the-expression "bordered o ti tt e weird.1 The Catholic is armored from head tO heel With Nevertheless there was a religio:us interest in'faith and armed with the sword of truth. His this c ountry and here in the South this interest'armor may be as glitter{ng as silver, but it is was actively asserted. At times was unlovelystrong as steel, and can never be pierced by in its fanaticism, as it has been of l te. But there worldly darts. The Pilot, Boston. and comment that might have into a public interest apparently better, however, would be a every pulpit that the benefactions urged on behalf of the needy are liberally now.--The Commonweal, A CHARITABLE DoCT01g The late Dr. Edward A. Weiss tionally famous for his skillful valuable contributions to the clue. His pre-eminence in his not be hidden from his fellowman. than his surgical and scientific was his charity. This he was ing while he lived. And in doing his true greatness. Looking of his own life he planned wi h of the Catholic ideals his whole life i to provide for the needy after his will, which was made known last bequeathed almost $300,000 a . sum--to Catholic charity, distribut" fin" e appreciation for the needs of more of Catholic institutions, ttaa one penny to CathOlic charities of would have been held as near their hearts, for he spent .. his them' contributing freely of his financial: wealth, timel and 'servic'e. He': :'.freely m, flnancially, i inteliectuaIly' and will acquaint themselves with charity and then exercise it as fulsomely as did the lamented wr. Catholic, Pittsburgh.